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Strait Richmond Hospital

Strait Richmond Hospital serves the health care needs of the residents of communities in Richmond County and the southern portion of Inverness County.


Patient Switchboard: 902-625-3350
Administrative Switchboard: 902-625-3100

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the exception of a rest period from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please check with nursing staff, if you want to visit outside of the standard visiting hours. 

*Learn more about NSHA's Family Presence Policy, which welcomes up to two people named by the patient to be their family or primary support person/people.


A $2 parking fee will be charged when you exit the parking lot. Please make sure you have the correct change before leaving the hospital. There is also metered parking in front of the hospital. There is a change machine available inside the hospital located by the registration desk.
Weekly and monthly parking rates available.

WiFi and Internet Access

WiFi is available in all inpatient care areas and front entrance area of hospital.

Semi-private and Private Rooms in Nova Scotia Hospitals

  • Private room: Includes one bed and one washroom. You can find current rates here.
  • Semi-private room: Includes two beds separated by curtains and one washroom. You can find current rates here.

Space in our private and semi-private rooms is limited. The sooner we have your insurance information the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your request.

When the booking clerk calls with your hospital admission date, let them know you are interested in a private or semi-private room.

When you are admitted, be sure to have your private insurance card with you and let the admitting clerk know you have requested a private or semi-private room.TV & Phone in your Room

You can find updated information about costs associated with semi-private and private Rooms in the hospital here.

Fees and Bill Payments

You can find updated information about fees and bill payments for Canadians and out of country patients here.

TV and Phone in your Room

TV Service

TVs are available in all patient rooms. To have your TV connected or disconnected, contact the Hospitality Network at 1-866-223-3686. Fees may apply. 
Phone Service

Patient or family members can call Bell Aliant at 1-888-214-7896 to have the bedside phone hooked up. All calls and charges will be directly billed to home phone account.   

Cell phones and other wireless devices may be used in some areas of the hospital. Please look for signs before using your device.  For the safety of patients, please turn off your cell phone when you are not in a cell phone-friendly area. 

Inpatient Meals

During your stay at the hospital, you will receive breakfast, lunch and supper daily. If you follow a special diet or have food-related allergies or sensitivities, let us know when you arrive.

Cafeteria and Vending Machines

Cafeteria, first level across from the administration offices
Hours of operation: 
Sunday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There are also vending machine located in the main floor lobby with sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, milk and other healthy snacks.

Gift Shop

Gift shop, main lobby
Hours of operation: 
Monday to Friday:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Spiritual Spaces and Quiet Rooms

Staff can help you or your family contact a Chaplain.

Bank Machines

A bank machine and change machine are located in the lobby on the main level. 

Service Statuses

(Evanston, NS)

Emergency Department

Strait Richmond Hospital emergency department is closed at 7 a.m. Friday, December 1 and re-opens Monday December 4 at 7:30 a.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday) 

Diabetes Centre

Specimen Testing Dropoff Site

Water Testing Dropoff Site

sun Dec 3 Closed
mon Dec 4 7:00 am - 9:00 am
tue Dec 5 7:00 am - 9:00 am
wed Dec 6 7:00 am - 9:00 am
thu Dec 7 Closed
fri Dec 8 Closed
sat Dec 9 Closed

(902) 625-3100

Chemical and bacterial testing is available through the NSH clinical laboratories and sent to Central Zone Environmental Services. Sample collection must be completed by 5am the same morning of drop-off.

Samples must be collected using the water sample bottles and requisition provided by NS Health. Microbiology (E.Coli & Coliform) testing is a white top 100 mL bottle / Chemical & Mineral testing is a black top 200 mL bottle

Sample Bottle Pick-Up for Water Testing

Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Blood Collection Location

Emergency Care Site

sun Dec 3 Closed
mon Dec 4 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
tue Dec 5 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
wed Dec 6 Closed
thu Dec 7 7:30 am - 11:59 pm
fri Dec 8 Open 24 hours
sat Dec 9 Open 24 hours

The emergency department is located through the main entrance of the hospital. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you arrive, please check in at registration. If you arrive after 9 p.m., use the emergency door entrance at the end of the hospital.

If you need help immediately, call 911.

To access the mental health mobile crisis team call 902-429-8167 or toll-free at 1-888-429-8167. This is a 24 hour, seven days a week phone service to help you or your loved one cope with mental health and addiction challenges in the moment.

Clinics, Programs and Services

Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)

Offered at 25 locations

The ECG/EKG is an abbreviation for electrocardiogram.  It is a simple and painless test that checks your heart rhythm and electrical activity.

How do I cancel/change my appointment? 

If you...


General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

A referral (requisition) from your doctor and an appointment are required for an EKG.

Patients with requisitions for EKGs can book an appointment at this location online at

Occupational Therapy

Offered at 33 locations

Occupational Therapists work at most sites within the Nova Scotia Health Authority. These therapists work in both mental health and physical medicine settings. Therapists/assistants work with inpatients and outpatients in...

sun Dec 3 Unavailable
mon Dec 4 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable

Tel: 902-742-3542
Fax: 902-749-0759


Offered at 40 locations

Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to enhancing and restoring your mobility through a variety of hands-on treatments, education and exercise prescription.

Physiotherapists are university-educated experts who can help...

sun Dec 3 Unavailable
mon Dec 4 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable

Contact us for more information on how to access physiotherapy at this location.

Tel: 902-825-3302
Fax: 902-825-1282

Restorative Care

Offered at 7 locations

Restorative Care services works together with patients and families to restore an individual to as independent a life as possible following an illness or injury. The program includes physiotherapy and...

Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building - QEII

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.


Tel: 902-473-6219
Fax: 902-473-4868

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Offered at 20 locations

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are registered nurses who have completed specialized education and clinical preparation in medical forensic care for patients who have experienced sexual assault or abuse. Delivered...

SANE services are supportive, nonjudgmental and confidential. SANE care can be provided to you by doing one of the following:

  • Go to any open emergency department. At those centres where SANE Program response is provided, the staff will call the SANE. At other locations, staff will coordinate care or provide information regarding nearest SANE response site.
  • Call local police or RCMP
  • Through your primary health care provider
  • Call the SANE 24 hour response line for this area at 1-833-577-SANE (7263)


Offered at 21 locations

Ultrasounds are used to view and take pictures of the organs inside your body. It uses high-frequency sound waves which cannot be heard. These sound waves bounce off of tissues...

sun Dec 3 Closed
mon Dec 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Closed

A referral from your primary care provider is required to access this service.


Tel: 1-877-742-2571


Offered at 41 locations

An x-ray takes images of internal body structures (bones and soft tissue) to help see an injury or disease. The x-ray using energy sources such as the high frequency electromagnetic...

sun Dec 3 Unavailable
mon Dec 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
tue Dec 5 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
wed Dec 6 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
thu Dec 7 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
fri Dec 8 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
sat Dec 9 Unavailable

A referral (requisition) from your primary care provider and an appointment are required for an x-ray.

General inquiries:
Tel: 1-877-742-2571

Patients with requisitions for general x-rays can book an appointment at this location online at or call 902-473-7771 or toll-free at 1-833-952-2782, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.

Service Statuses

(Evanston, NS)

Emergency Department

Strait Richmond Hospital emergency department is closed at 7 a.m. Friday, December 1 and re-opens Monday December 4 at 7:30 a.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday) 

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